Articles tagged "polar blast"

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Grid emergency declared in New Zealand, cities plunge into darkness as polar blast brings nationwide all-time power demand record

Power supply demand in New Zealand reached a nationwide all-time high on Monday, August 9, 2021, after a rapidly deepening low-pressure system moved east across central parts of the country, bringing heavy snow, severe gale southerlies, and frigid temperatures. As a...

August 10, 2021

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Frigid polar air brings very rare snowfall, icy rains to southern Brazil

A fierce cold snap brought rare snow, icy rain, and strong winds to parts of southern Brazil on July 29 and 30, 2021. The event comes after several waves of destructive frost since mid-June. According to weather specialists at Somar Meteorologia, at least 40 cities...

July 30, 2021

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Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which...

April 18, 2017

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Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a...

April 13, 2017

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Arctic blast hits Canada and USA

"Polar vortex" takes aim on United States with dangerous life-threatening temperatures. National Weather Service warned that much of the US will see coldest temperatures in about 20 years as an arctic cold front descends. A fresh blast of arctic air

January 06, 2014

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Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast. Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been described as a once in a 50-year event by the New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over the...

August 15, 2011